Canatu received a “Technology breakthrough” award

Canatu’s successful development of CNB™ films and touch sensors was recognized with “Technology Breakthrough” award by Tekes Functional Materials –programme.

The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, Tekes, organized the Final Seminar of the Tekes Functional Materials Programme together with the Academy of Finland on December 11th 2013 in Helsinki, Finland. The event summarized the key results achieved during the programme, accompanied with lively discussion about the focus and role of materials research in Finland in the future.

The programme offered exciting invited speeches on the possibilities of design, 3D manufacturing and modern materials science to provide critical solutions to build the future. Canatu’s Chief Technology Officer, David Brown gave a speech in the event with the title “Commercializing next generation touch applications from novel nanocarbons”. In his presentation, Dr. Brown addressed Canatu’s starting point as a spin-off from the Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University) and its evolution from the research of novel nanocarbons in to production of commercially available products.

In the event Canatu was awarded with the “Technology Breakthrough” award. Canatu has been participating in the Tekes Functional Materials –programme since 2007.  Support from the program allowed Canatu to refine and scale its production of transparent conductive CNB™ films and touch sensors.

Read more about the event here.

About Canatu:

Canatu is a leading developer and manufacturer of transparent conductive films and touch sensors for an entirely new class of touch applications. Canatu’s transparent conductive films and touch sensors are based on a new type of carbon nanomaterial (Carbon NanoBud®), and a new, single-step manufacturing process combining aerosol synthesis of NanoBud® material and Roll-to-Roll deposition by Direct Dry Printing®. Canatu offers consumer electronics companies increasing design freedom with its innovative technologies.